New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here


by: Ms. Alycia Marvin


Ms. Alycia Marvin
Texas A&M
GPA 3.76

Kenneth Peddicord

Almost Ready


These notes were just uploaded, and will be ready to view shortly.

Purchase these notes here, or revisit this page.

Either way, we'll remind you when they're ready :)

Preview These Notes for FREE

Get a free preview of these Notes, just enter your email below.

Unlock Preview
Unlock Preview

Preview these materials now for free

Why put in your email? Get access to more of this material and other relevant free materials for your school

View Preview

About this Document

Kenneth Peddicord
Class Notes
25 ?




Popular in Course

Popular in Engineering Chemical

This 5 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ms. Alycia Marvin on Wednesday October 21, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to NUEN 101 at Texas A&M University taught by Kenneth Peddicord in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 176 views. For similar materials see /class/225847/nuen-101-texas-a-m-university in Engineering Chemical at Texas A&M University.

Similar to NUEN 101 at Texas A&M

Popular in Engineering Chemical




Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 10/21/15
Nuclear Power Plants History 0 Fissioning atoms to electricity 0 Fission discovered 1939 0 Dec 2 1942 first reactor 0 Dec 20 1951 first electricity produced from nuclear energy 0 Feb 1958 first commercial operating reactor 0 1970gas shortage Pressurized Water Reactor PWR o Reactor vessel heats control rods and put through the pressurizer 0 Steam generator is moved by steam from water which move turbine then steam is cooled to the condenser o The turbine turns the generator to create electricity fission o Neutron incident on fissionable nucleus 0 Neutron is absorbed and a compound nucleus is formed 0 Distortion of the compound nucleus 0 Splits and selfsustaining fission Reactor requirements 0 Fuel U235 o Coolant Hydrogen 0 Moderator graphite 0 Control Material poisons liquid material control rods all absorb neutrons making them unavailable for fission Nuclear Furl 0 Natural uranium Boiling Water ReactorBWR o No steam generator 0 Steam directly to turbine Fuel Consumption o Fission fragments are result of fission 0 Some fragments are neutron absorber 0 Must be replaced if there are more fragments then fuel RBMK CANDU Sodium Cooled Fat reactor Packed Bed Modular Reactor Bioeffects of radiation Radiation capable of producing ionization in the material through which it passes o Directlyionizing o Indirectly ionizing radiation Where 0 Naturally Air water cosmic our bodies 0 Anthropogenic sources Nuclear industry consumer products 0 Medical treatments ndirectly ionizing 0 Most deadly 0 Must interact o Gamma x rays and neutrons Photoelectric effect 0 Electronsexpelled o Maybeionize Compton Scattering Pair Production 1 rad10quot2 Jkgquot1 Time Frame for radiation effects 0 Body has 7085 water 0 Proteins carbs lipids 0 Up to years Acute does short periods of time chronic dose 00 Radiation Detectors Ernest Ruther coined alpha and beta 1899 1908 Geiger counter Pasive Active Film Cloudbubble chambers Personnel monitoring Store information Results in an integrated dose over time Difficult to determine rate information Thermoluminescent detector Track Etch Detector Ionization in Gasas Scintillation Semiconductors Neutron Detection Charge collection Bias Convert to electronscollects charge Nuclear Weapons The Weapons J Robert Oppenheimer Physicist at Berkeley Maj Gen Leslie R Groves US Army Corps of Engineers Construction of pentagon Critical Mass 0 Enough material to sustain the chain reaction Yeild o How big the explosion The material 0 U235 o Pu239 Enrichment o How pure is the material Strategic versus tactical Weapon typle Gun type Implosion Test Shots have 2 names First name is the operation Last name is the shot Crossroads Baker 0 O Effects of a nuclear reaction 0 Blast and shock thermal radiation Nuclear Explosion Initial nuclear radiation residual nuclear radiation Castle Bravo 0 Oops Nuclear Engineering space Possible Space Power Applicability 0 Duration 0 ElectricPower Level 0 Cost 0 Solar curvy 0 Mass 0 Duration of use Energy type 0 Solar 300kgkW 30 tonnes for solar panels Multiple shuttle launches n ordit assembly Large array size1000 mquot2 Transport to GEO only 6 tonner capability 0 Batteries needed for quotdarkquot periods 0 Nuclear30kgkW o 3tonnes for nuclear o Smaller o Selfsustaining 0000 Generic space nuclear system 0 Product of nuclear processes 0 Nuclear energy heat source 0 Thermal energy 0 1 Thermal energy to electrical energy conversion 0 2 Direct thermal energy utilization for heating cooling or in high thrust propulsion 0 Electrical energy output Nuclear Propulsion


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

25 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Jim McGreen Ohio University

"Knowing I can count on the Elite Notetaker in my class allows me to focus on what the professor is saying instead of just scribbling notes the whole time and falling behind."

Anthony Lee UC Santa Barbara

"I bought an awesome study guide, which helped me get an A in my Math 34B class this quarter!"

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"

Parker Thompson 500 Startups

"It's a great way for students to improve their educational experience and it seemed like a product that everybody wants, so all the people participating are winning."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.